Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Old Stone House of Brooklyn Site of the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, and home of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fri - Sun 12-4, Weekdays by apt. The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House.
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Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Celebrate Mothers Day at a community skate party! Skate with your Mom this Saturday 5/8 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Washingt...
05/06/2021

Celebrate Mothers Day at a community skate party! Skate with your Mom this Saturday 5/8 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Washington Park Skate Park, hosted by the Pablo Ramirez Foundation & Brooklyn Skate Garden, plus their community sponsors and partners.

Free lessons, music, giveaways, and family portraits for all- RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-community-skate-day-tickets-152273322607?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Celebrate Mothers Day at a community skate party! Skate with your Mom this Saturday 5/8 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Washington Park Skate Park, hosted by the Pablo Ramirez Foundation & Brooklyn Skate Garden, plus their community sponsors and partners.

Free lessons, music, giveaways, and family portraits for all- RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-community-skate-day-tickets-152273322607?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Tomorrow 3/7, join us to Chalk the Walk- the theme for May is flowers!Bring your sidewalk chalk from home or borrow some...
05/06/2021

Tomorrow 3/7, join us to Chalk the Walk- the theme for May is flowers!

Bring your sidewalk chalk from home or borrow some of ours to draw a flower on the stone walkways around OSH

Our Chalk the Walk program is fun for all ages, contribute to our themed community chalk murals on the first Friday of every month.

Tomorrow 3/7, join us to Chalk the Walk- the theme for May is flowers!

Bring your sidewalk chalk from home or borrow some of ours to draw a flower on the stone walkways around OSH

Our Chalk the Walk program is fun for all ages, contribute to our themed community chalk murals on the first Friday of every month.

Come to the Park to catch the performances today 5/6 and tomorrow 5/7!
05/06/2021

Come to the Park to catch the performances today 5/6 and tomorrow 5/7!

Free Outdoor Performances in Brooklyn! The 3-Year Conservatory Class of 2022 will be presenting their rehearsal of project of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ directed by Pete McElligott LIVE and IN PERSON at the Old Stone House & Washington Park in Brooklyn this Thursday and Friday! More info at: https://stellaadler.com/classes/professional-conservatory/conservatory-performances/

Book your appointment now to see the final weekend of "Sun Seekers" at our Great Room Gallery this Friday-Sunday from No...
05/05/2021

Book your appointment now to see the final weekend of "Sun Seekers" at our Great Room Gallery this Friday-Sunday from Noon-3 pm.

Curated by Katherine Gressel, this imaginative exhibition by sisters Amy Khoshbin & Jennifer Khoshbin is a can't miss!

Check out the exhibition website for more information.
https://theoldstonehouse.org/sun-seekers/

Book your appointment now to see the final weekend of "Sun Seekers" at our Great Room Gallery this Friday-Sunday from Noon-3 pm.

Curated by Katherine Gressel, this imaginative exhibition by sisters Amy Khoshbin & Jennifer Khoshbin is a can't miss!

Check out the exhibition website for more information.
https://theoldstonehouse.org/sun-seekers/

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will host their open rehearsal of "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare outdoors at ...
05/04/2021

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will host their open rehearsal of "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare outdoors at OSH this Wednesday, May 6 at 3 pm and Thursday, May 7 at 12 pm & 3:30 pm.

Students usually rehearse and perform at the studio facilities in lower Manhattan but the pandemic has inspired them to come out to play!

The rehearsal is free and open to the public on the Little Lawn on the 5th Ave side of the House.

The show runs for 2 hours and 20 minutes with no intermission.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will host their open rehearsal of "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare outdoors at OSH this Wednesday, May 6 at 3 pm and Thursday, May 7 at 12 pm & 3:30 pm.

Students usually rehearse and perform at the studio facilities in lower Manhattan but the pandemic has inspired them to come out to play!

The rehearsal is free and open to the public on the Little Lawn on the 5th Ave side of the House.

The show runs for 2 hours and 20 minutes with no intermission.

Mother’s Day is coming up and Park Slope’s Girl Scout Troop 2011 will be running a donation drive to benefit the mothers...
05/03/2021

Mother’s Day is coming up and Park Slope’s Girl Scout Troop 2011 will be running a donation drive to benefit the mothers and children served by South Brooklyn Mutual Aid.

They will have a booth set up in front of the Old Stone House on Saturday May 8th from 10 am-3 pm.

Please stop by and donate new / unopened items! They’ll be collecting: diapers, wipes, baby food, baby formula and any helpful baby/mother items.

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Mother’s Day is coming up and Park Slope’s Girl Scout Troop 2011 will be running a donation drive to benefit the mothers and children served by South Brooklyn Mutual Aid.

They will have a booth set up in front of the Old Stone House on Saturday May 8th from 10 am-3 pm.

Please stop by and donate new / unopened items! They’ll be collecting: diapers, wipes, baby food, baby formula and any helpful baby/mother items.

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Over the summer, these pretty blossoms will transform into dark purple chokeberries! Chokeberries are used to make ink, ...
05/02/2021

Over the summer, these pretty blossoms will transform into dark purple chokeberries! Chokeberries are used to make ink, dye, and are eaten as jam or syrups.

Over the summer, these pretty blossoms will transform into dark purple chokeberries! Chokeberries are used to make ink, dye, and are eaten as jam or syrups.

We are thrilled to welcome Angela Martinez Lombardo to the OSH Staff! As our Compost & Garden Coordinator, they will fac...
05/02/2021

We are thrilled to welcome Angela Martinez Lombardo to the OSH Staff!

As our Compost & Garden Coordinator, they will facilitate compost collection at the Park Slope Farmers Market- come see them on Sundays at the market to hear about how OSH is integrating waste reallocation into our model. Angela will also assist Director of Gardens Sam Lewis and the OSH garden volunteers in the maintenance of our green spaces.

Angela is a Brooklyn native who is passionate about all intersections of plants, people, education, food, and social justice.

After 8 years of farming up and down the east coast, they’ve returned home to bring what they’ve learned to their favorite city.

We are thrilled to welcome Angela Martinez Lombardo to the OSH Staff!

As our Compost & Garden Coordinator, they will facilitate compost collection at the Park Slope Farmers Market- come see them on Sundays at the market to hear about how OSH is integrating waste reallocation into our model. Angela will also assist Director of Gardens Sam Lewis and the OSH garden volunteers in the maintenance of our green spaces.

Angela is a Brooklyn native who is passionate about all intersections of plants, people, education, food, and social justice.

After 8 years of farming up and down the east coast, they’ve returned home to bring what they’ve learned to their favorite city.

Come down to the Park next Saturday May 8 from 10 am - 4 pm for the Brooklyn Bike Jumble!NYC's only bicycle flea market ...
05/01/2021

Come down to the Park next Saturday May 8 from 10 am - 4 pm for the Brooklyn Bike Jumble!

NYC's only bicycle flea market includes local vendors with new and uses bikes, parts, and accessories.

Full details: http://www.nybikejumble.com/

Come down to the Park next Saturday May 8 from 10 am - 4 pm for the Brooklyn Bike Jumble!

NYC's only bicycle flea market includes local vendors with new and uses bikes, parts, and accessories.

Full details: http://www.nybikejumble.com/

Our brand new irrigation system was installed this week! It  will help our garden crew control the watering of the Farm ...
04/30/2021

Our brand new irrigation system was installed this week! It will help our garden crew control the watering of the Farm Garden this summer; we can't wait to see all the veggies grow.

Our brand new irrigation system was installed this week! It will help our garden crew control the watering of the Farm Garden this summer; we can't wait to see all the veggies grow.

Visit our friends at BioBAT Art Space for the opening of their new exhibition "Common Frequencies" this Saturday, May 1 ...
04/29/2021

Visit our friends at BioBAT Art Space for the opening of their new exhibition "Common Frequencies" this Saturday, May 1 from 5 pm - 7 pm!

Visit our friends at BioBAT Art Space for the opening of their new exhibition "Common Frequencies" this Saturday, May 1 from 5 pm - 7 pm!

Tonight! Rolie Polie Guacamole are live on the Little Lawn at 5 pm 🥑
04/28/2021

Tonight! Rolie Polie Guacamole are live on the Little Lawn at 5 pm 🥑

Tonight! Rolie Polie Guacamole are live on the Little Lawn at 5 pm 🥑

Just 1 week to go until our Spring Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up!Get ready to shop local and support over 40 small busines...
04/24/2021

Just 1 week to go until our Spring Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up!

Get ready to shop local and support over 40 small businesses that will be in residence at the Park on May 1 from 10 am - 5 pm.

Great gifts and unique handmade items are guaranteed! Our vendors offer a range of crowd pleasing products including clothing, jewelry, food, bath & beauty, candles, home decor, and more.

Our rain date is scheduled for May 2.

Just 1 week to go until our Spring Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up!

Get ready to shop local and support over 40 small businesses that will be in residence at the Park on May 1 from 10 am - 5 pm.

Great gifts and unique handmade items are guaranteed! Our vendors offer a range of crowd pleasing products including clothing, jewelry, food, bath & beauty, candles, home decor, and more.

Our rain date is scheduled for May 2.

APPLICATIONS OPEN!Do you knit, crochet, dye, weave, sew, or spin?Become a vendor at the Kings County Fiber Festival, a c...
04/22/2021

APPLICATIONS OPEN!
Do you knit, crochet, dye, weave, sew, or spin?
Become a vendor at the Kings County Fiber Festival, a celebration of fiber arts, coming back to OSH & Washington Park for it's 10th year on October 9, 2021.

Vendor guidelines and applications are here- https://www.kingscountyfiberfestival.org/vendor-guidelines/

Photo: Dachinger Wools

APPLICATIONS OPEN!
Do you knit, crochet, dye, weave, sew, or spin?
Become a vendor at the Kings County Fiber Festival, a celebration of fiber arts, coming back to OSH & Washington Park for it's 10th year on October 9, 2021.

Vendor guidelines and applications are here- https://www.kingscountyfiberfestival.org/vendor-guidelines/

Photo: Dachinger Wools

Orders are open for Chef Denzell Washington's next Hearth Cooked Dinner.This week: Hearth Roasted Herb Chicken, Grilled ...
04/20/2021

Orders are open for Chef Denzell Washington's next Hearth Cooked Dinner.

This week: Hearth Roasted Herb Chicken, Grilled Spring Salad, Coal Roasted Plantains, and Rum Pound Cake!

Pick up your meal at OSH this Saturday 4/24 starting at 6:30 pm. Culinary History notes from Tonya Hopkins are included with each order.

Visit our friends across the street at Good Wine for 15% off bottles to complement the menu.

Follow this link to order: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearth-cooked-dinner-by-chef-denzell-washington-tickets-151535451615

Orders are open for Chef Denzell Washington's next Hearth Cooked Dinner.

This week: Hearth Roasted Herb Chicken, Grilled Spring Salad, Coal Roasted Plantains, and Rum Pound Cake!

Pick up your meal at OSH this Saturday 4/24 starting at 6:30 pm. Culinary History notes from Tonya Hopkins are included with each order.

Visit our friends across the street at Good Wine for 15% off bottles to complement the menu.

Follow this link to order: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearth-cooked-dinner-by-chef-denzell-washington-tickets-151535451615

Enjoy family friendly Springtime activities in the Park tomorrow 4/18 from 11 am - 1 pm.🌷 Join the Scavenger Hunt to fin...
04/17/2021

Enjoy family friendly Springtime activities in the Park tomorrow 4/18 from 11 am - 1 pm.

🌷 Join the Scavenger Hunt to find these hidden pictures, drawn by local artist Annah Shipman, and claim your prizes! We have seasonal stickers, coloring pages, and DIY tulip crafts to give away.

🌷 Bring labeled plant cuttings or seeds to swap with your neighbors. Swap led by our Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.⁠ Nothing to swap this time but want some seeds? Leave a donation to support our garden programs in exchange for what you take.

🌷 Take home a textile plant grow kit from artist Iviva Olenick, sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council & Brooklyn Arts Fund.⁠

🌷 Stop by the OSH Compost booth at the Farmers Market from 10 am - 2 pm to meet Compost Coordinator Angela Lombardo and learn how to join our Compost Club!

Enjoy family friendly Springtime activities in the Park tomorrow 4/18 from 11 am - 1 pm.

🌷 Join the Scavenger Hunt to find these hidden pictures, drawn by local artist Annah Shipman, and claim your prizes! We have seasonal stickers, coloring pages, and DIY tulip crafts to give away.

🌷 Bring labeled plant cuttings or seeds to swap with your neighbors. Swap led by our Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.⁠ Nothing to swap this time but want some seeds? Leave a donation to support our garden programs in exchange for what you take.

🌷 Take home a textile plant grow kit from artist Iviva Olenick, sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council & Brooklyn Arts Fund.⁠

🌷 Stop by the OSH Compost booth at the Farmers Market from 10 am - 2 pm to meet Compost Coordinator Angela Lombardo and learn how to join our Compost Club!

Just 2 weeks to go until our Spring Bazaar!Mark your calendar to shop on May 1 from 10 am - 5 pm.Co-hosted with Brooklyn...
04/17/2021

Just 2 weeks to go until our Spring Bazaar!
Mark your calendar to shop on May 1 from 10 am - 5 pm.

Co-hosted with Brooklyn Pop-Up, this market includes 40 local vendors with handmade and unique items including home decor, fashion, bath & beauty, and tasty treats.

Pick up great gifts for mother’s day, graduations, father’s day- and don’t forget something special for yourself.

Masks and social distancing are required.
Our rain date is May 2.

Just 2 weeks to go until our Spring Bazaar!
Mark your calendar to shop on May 1 from 10 am - 5 pm.

Co-hosted with Brooklyn Pop-Up, this market includes 40 local vendors with handmade and unique items including home decor, fashion, bath & beauty, and tasty treats.

Pick up great gifts for mother’s day, graduations, father’s day- and don’t forget something special for yourself.

Masks and social distancing are required.
Our rain date is May 2.

Stop by OSH tomorrow 4/17 from 2 pm - 5 pm for the first look at "Sun Seekers"! Our new exhibition features artwork by A...
04/16/2021

Stop by OSH tomorrow 4/17 from 2 pm - 5 pm for the first look at "Sun Seekers"!

Our new exhibition features artwork by Amy Khoshbin & Jennifer Khoshbin, curated by Katherine Gressel.

Amy and Katherine will be on site to discuss the work at this event. Masks and social distancing are required and the gallery will be limited to 10 visitors at a time.

"Sun Seekers" will be on view by appointment Fri-Sun from Noon-3 pm until May 10.

Please note that the gallery is on the second floor of the museum and is not wheelchair accessible.

Stop by OSH tomorrow 4/17 from 2 pm - 5 pm for the first look at "Sun Seekers"!

Our new exhibition features artwork by Amy Khoshbin & Jennifer Khoshbin, curated by Katherine Gressel.

Amy and Katherine will be on site to discuss the work at this event. Masks and social distancing are required and the gallery will be limited to 10 visitors at a time.

"Sun Seekers" will be on view by appointment Fri-Sun from Noon-3 pm until May 10.

Please note that the gallery is on the second floor of the museum and is not wheelchair accessible.

Kids ages 7-13 can learn about sewing, fashion, home decor and more in these fun outdoor programs from Make It! Studio, ...
04/15/2021

Kids ages 7-13 can learn about sewing, fashion, home decor and more in these fun outdoor programs from Make It! Studio, starting in May at OSH.

Make It Mondays, for ages 7-9

World Room Decor, Wednesdays for ages 7-13

Make It Thursdays, for ages 10-13

See all of the program offerings and register your child here: https://www.studiomakeit.com/copy-of-online-summer-camp-2

Kids ages 7-13 can learn about sewing, fashion, home decor and more in these fun outdoor programs from Make It! Studio, starting in May at OSH.

Make It Mondays, for ages 7-9

World Room Decor, Wednesdays for ages 7-13

Make It Thursdays, for ages 10-13

See all of the program offerings and register your child here: https://www.studiomakeit.com/copy-of-online-summer-camp-2

Calling all Brooklyn based artists!Sign up to join our art market, co-hosted with Arts Gowanus, on May 15 from 10 am - 5...
04/14/2021

Calling all Brooklyn based artists!

Sign up to join our art market, co-hosted with Arts Gowanus, on May 15 from 10 am - 5 pm.

This event will be held outdoors around the Park celebrating the opening of our joint public exhibition "We're Still Here..." which features portraits of the resilient Brooklyn community. Masks and social distancing will be required at this event.

Makers of all sorts are encouraged to apply by April 25 for consideration.

Read all the details and apply here: https://www.artsgowanus.org/creative-outdoor-market

Calling all Brooklyn based artists!

Sign up to join our art market, co-hosted with Arts Gowanus, on May 15 from 10 am - 5 pm.

This event will be held outdoors around the Park celebrating the opening of our joint public exhibition "We're Still Here..." which features portraits of the resilient Brooklyn community. Masks and social distancing will be required at this event.

Makers of all sorts are encouraged to apply by April 25 for consideration.

Read all the details and apply here: https://www.artsgowanus.org/creative-outdoor-market

Join this workshop from our friends at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange starting tomorrow 4/15 at 6 pm in the Park!
04/14/2021

Join this workshop from our friends at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange starting tomorrow 4/15 at 6 pm in the Park!

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful #Ramadan! 💛
04/13/2021

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful #Ramadan! 💛

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful #Ramadan! 💛

Listen in to the final Musical Ecologies concert of the Spring season, broadcast live from OSH on April 15 from 8-10 pm....
04/12/2021

Listen in to the final Musical Ecologies concert of the Spring season, broadcast live from OSH on April 15 from 8-10 pm.

During this program, Bob Bellerue will perform an improvised set for winds, piano, voice, metal and feedback. The program will begin with a conversation on Bob’s 30+ year career as a sound artist hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Tune in via Wave Farm on the airwaves, online, or with the Wave Farm app.

Listen in to the final Musical Ecologies concert of the Spring season, broadcast live from OSH on April 15 from 8-10 pm.

During this program, Bob Bellerue will perform an improvised set for winds, piano, voice, metal and feedback. The program will begin with a conversation on Bob’s 30+ year career as a sound artist hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Tune in via Wave Farm on the airwaves, online, or with the Wave Farm app.

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The Headless Horseman depicted in Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was inspired by a real-life Hessian soldier who lost his head by cannon fire during this battle. The Battle of White Plains was a battle in the New York campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on October 28, 1776, near White Plains, New York. Following the retreat of George Washington's Continental Army northward from New York City, British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington's escape route. Alerted to this move, Washington retreated farther, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failed to establish firm control over local high ground. Howe's troops drove Washington's troops from a hill near the village; following this loss, Washington ordered the Americans to retreat farther north. Washington withdrew his army into the hills to the north on the night of October 31, establishing a camp near North Castle. Howe chose not to follow, instead attempting without success to draw Washington out. On November 5, he turned his army south to finish evicting Continental Army troops from Manhattan.
hail hail the Old Stone House of Brooklyn - great zoom call to mark battle week - thx Maggie Weber... well done... and thx Nancy F. Rosenberg and Kimberly Maier.
Washington and his commanders decided to disengage and withdraw. The heavy rains, followed by thick fog, gave the Americans the opportunity to maneuver without being observed by the British. Around noon on the 29th Washington issued orders to the quartermaster in New York “to impress every kind of water craft…that could be kept afloat and that had either sails or oars, and have them all in the east harbor of the city by dark.” The evacuation, conducted in secrecy and silence, began about 8 p.m. that night at Brooklyn Ferry (present-day Fulton Ferry, a site abutting the Brooklyn Bridge and the shortest river crossing between Manhattan and Brooklyn). Washington ordered a rearguard to keep the fires burning atop Brooklyn Heights to dupe the British into believing the Americans remained in camp. Crewing the evacuee-filled rowboats, barges and canoes were peacetime sailors and fishermen from a recently arrived Massachusetts regiment under Colonel John Glover. After muffling the vessels’ oars with cloth, they first transported cannons, ammunition, supplies and horses. Next came the wounded. Then, through the night until just before dawn, they ferried the remaining cold, wet, defeated American soldiers across the river. The last boats pushed off from Brooklyn Ferry at 6 a.m.
the talk by maryland historian owen lourie about the battle was great - now watching he british battle farce. F U N
On July 9, 1776 6PM the Declaration of Independence was read to Washington's troops in Lower Manhattan on the Common (current City Hall), where it was greeted with cheers. The newly elected fourth Provincial Congress met in White Plains on July 9, declared that New York had been a state since April 20, 1775 (the day after Lexington & Concord), and changed its name to the Convention of the Representatives of the State of NY. It approved the Declaration of Independence and wrote directly to John Hancock in Philadelphia to inform him of the vote.
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Is there a schedule for the sprinklers at JJ Byrne Park? We notice they've been off in the evenings, when there is ample sunlight and children still want to use them.
Is there any plan to renovate the JJ Byrne bathrooms? They're so heavily used and are an important community amenity!
UNITED STATES OF AMERICANS - NYC Light Brigade display at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn. #Art #ArtShow #Brooklyn #NewYork #NYC #NYCLightBrigade #OldStoneHouse © Erik McGregor - [email protected] - 917-225-8963